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These are all the posts that have been tagged with america.

US confectioners urge Mexican border dispute resolution

2 September 2010 – A new 20 percent tariff on American chocolate and gum being shipped into Mexico has prompted an outcry from US confectioners, as the Mexican government has introduced a raft of new tariffs on American products. The tariffs, which range from five to 25 percent, have been introduced as a result of […]

Companies launch 150 new products at Sweet Brazil International 2010

27 August 2010 – Brazil’s largest sweets, confectionery and chocolates trade fair attracted huge number of visitors. The trade fair is the main event of the year for Brazil’s retailers, wholesalers and distributors of sweets, where they conclude 20% of their annual sales. Organised by ABICAB and ABAD [the Brazilian Association of Wholesalers and Distributors], […]

Nestle reports strong growth

12 August 2010 – Nestlé Group has achieved an organic growth of 6.1% and an EBIT margin improvement to 15.1%, according to its latest profit report. The Food and Beverages business achieved 5.7% organic growth, which represents an acceleration over the corresponding period in 2009, particularly in Europe as well as in Asia, Oceania and Africa. […]

Max Brenner opens chocolate bar in Las Vegas

12 August 2010 – The Israeli Strauss Group’s Max Brenner chocolate cafe chain has opened its new Chocolate Bar in Las Vegas, US. It features a two-story restaurant and chocolate shop spanning around 1,000m2 with seating capacity of 280 a chocolate and gift shop, two rooms for private events, a take-out bar set up at the […]

Cadbury boosts Kraft profits

6 August 2010 – Kraft’s acquisition of Cadbury has helped the US firm to post higher-than-expected profits despite a decline in its own North American sales. Kraft said net profit was $937m (£590m), up from $827m in the same period a year earlier earlier. Cadbury accounted for 90% of the 25% rise in Kraft’s net […]

NCA comments on labelling

5 July 2010 – The National Confectioners Association (NCA) has commented on Front-of-Pack labelling and Shelf Tag Nutrition Symbols. Alison Bodor, senior vice president of Public Policy, says, “NCA supports the important goal of reducing the childhood obesity epidemic in the United States and recognizes that FDA believes FOP labeling could bring about positive changes […]

New Canadian distributor for Glee Gum

3 August 2010 – Verve, the natural chewing gum manufacturer in the US, has announced a new partnership with Directa Distribution to distribute Glee Gum throughout Québec, Canada. Glee Gum is all-natural chewing gum with no artificial colouring, flavouring, sweeteners nor preservatives. It is the only gum in North America made with chicle – the […]

Hershey second quarter income falls 35%

30 July 2010 – Hershey’s second-quarter net income fell 35% because of charges for restructuring and to write down the value of a joint venture in India. However, revenue still rose as the company sold more in terms of volume on the back of raised advertising spending.  The company has left its earnings outlook for the […]

Almonds number one ingredient nut for second consecutive year

22 July 2010 –  Almonds were the leading nut used in new food products worldwide for the second year in a row, according to the 2009 Mintel Global New Products Database. The growth of new almond products from 2008 to 2009 (up 18%) outpaced both new food product introductions in general (up 15%) and new […]

Barry Callebaut reports further acceleration in volume growth

5 July 2010 – Barry Callebaut has forecast continued strength in cocoa prices, but a weak sugar market, as the company reports an acceleration in sales growth in the first nine months of fiscal year 2009/10, ended 31 May 2010. The sales volume came in at 975,044 tonnes, up 8.9%. The most significant volume increases were […]

Tate & Lyle to Sell EU sugar operations for 211 million pounds

1 July 2010 – Tate & Lyle has sold its EU sugar refining operations to American Sugar Refining for £211 in cash to focus on its Speciality Food Ingredients segment. The money will be used to reduce Tate & Lyle’s net debt, which stood at £814 million on 31 March 2010. Javed Ahmed, chief executive […]

Grupo Bimbo takes over Dulces Vero

30 June 2010 – Latin American bakery giant Grupo Bimbo’s has acquired Mexican confectionery producer Dulces Vero, for an undisclosed sum. Bimbo, which originated in Mexico and is now one of Latin America’s largest food companies, has shown determination to increasing its domestic market share. It made $1.1bn in Mexico in the first quarter of […]

Barry Callebaut inaugurates first chocolate factory in South America

 1 June – Barry Callebaut today inaugurated a new chocolate factory located in Extrema, Brazil – the company’s first chocolate factory in South America. Juergen Steinemann, CEO of Barry Callebaut, says, “Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world with a population of more than 190 million, and the country has returned much faster […]

New product trends at Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago

26 May 2010 – As Sweets & Snacks Expo continues in Chicago, the National Confectioners Association (NCA) predicts the leading new products trends: Chocolate-Covered Everything – Manufacturers look for more and more treats to cover with chocolate. While local gourmands may seek out chocolate-covered bacon and mushrooms at their hometown confectioners, mainstream America will look […]